LETTER: Deadly cocktail of circumstance and conditions
SADLY another young life has been lost on a notorious section of Highway at Tyndale, a victim of a deadly cocktail of circumstance and conditions.
An unforgiving alignment coupled with a wet greasy road surface and the possibility of excess speed and fatigue constitute the likely cause.
I often wonder how many drivers find themselves in the same position and are fortunate enough not to encounter a vehicle travelling south.
The case for posts and wire rope on the centre line of this deadly highway alignment must surely have some merit as an interim measure until the motorway and interchange construction hopefully ameliorate the alignment issue. It is also worth noting that the 80kmh speed zone through Tyndale is only effective in slowing down motorists who choose to obey the speed limit.
My condolences to the family of the the young man who died last night, a life tragically cut short.
Neil Arthur, Tyndale